One of my favorite historical books.
The profound impact that listening to the more precise facts, given in this book, of the horrors of World War Two had on me.
Yes, it made me very sad if not slightly disturbed to hear the horrors against humanity conducted throughout this war.
Definitely a brilliant educational read. I am sure I will listen to it again. It is superbly researched, written and read.
The book does a great job of giving the big picture of the war, and also of showing glimpses of the personalities involved. I liked the reader, too, although many of his American characters sounded like John Wayne.
Rodska does the various accents to perfection. I don't agree with of the reviewers who thought it was distracting or irritating. I think it is risky to do this, but he pulls it off. The listener will just to decide for themselves.
Not really relevant question for a non-fiction book.
I have read a lot books on WWII. While quite a lot of the content was familiar there was a enough new or a new perspective to make it worth listening to. I think Roberts struck a good balance between the individual stories and the bigger picture.
Not impressed with the reader trying to talk as Hitler or Churchill. Just awful. His Hitler sounds like a cross between Gollum from Lord Of The Rings and Mr. Burns from The Simpson's. His Churchill impression is akin to Yoda from Star Wars.
I wish that I could do six stars for this performance or maybe I have to remove a star from every other review I've ever done. Absolutely fantastic
Seeking objective history.
This is a straight narrative of WWII. There is minimal search behind the scenes. I have seen better TV productions.
Robert style is very dry. But would not mind it if he was given something with more research behind it.
I just did not think the book was very enlightening. I did sitting through one hour plus but it just never engaged me.
Christian Rodska's reading of this powerful book adds vigor to the telling. I plan to listen to it again and again.
Although countless books have been written about world war 2 this is still a worthwhile addition. The author is insightful and balanced in considering the roles of the many variables that affected the outcome of the war.